Amazon is temporarily relocating employees from the company’s downtown Seattle office after an uptick of violent crime rocked the area.
Roughly 1,800 employees are assigned to the office space on Third Avenue and Pine Street in the heart of the city, but many of the employees are still working remotely, Amazon said in a statement to KOMO News.
“Given recent incidents near 3rd (Ave) and Pine (St), we’re providing employees currently at that location with alternative office space elsewhere,” an Amazon spokesman said in an emailed statement to the outlet.
“We are hopeful that conditions will improve and that we will be able to bring employees back to this location when it is safe to do so.”
Recent violent crimes in the area include the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy on March 2. The shooter is still at large as of Monday, cops said.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Patrick Reilly